WHY IT’S OUTSTANDING
In 2003, an accidental fire burned approximately 100 acres of bosque at this site. Firefighter Mark Chavez helped fight the blaze and then brought new life to the devastated cottonwoods in the form of sculpture. Over ten trees were transformed into images depicting local wildlife, characters from local folklore and other themes. Once piece is a tribute to the firefighters who conquered the fire, symbolically represented by a defeated dragon. The name Pueblo Montaño honors the ancient pueblo village known to have existed here from about AD 1300 to mid-1400.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take I-25 to the Montgomery/Montaño exit (Exit 228). Go west on Montaño and continue over the river. The Pueblo Montaño Picnic Area and Sculpture Park is one block east of Coors Blvd. on the south side of Montaño Rd.